Friday, February 26, 2010

2/25/10 A Taste of Spring, Hanover Idols, RRR


I hope you all stayed outside as much as possible this past weekend. I am amazed at the amount of snow that melted, and the amount that is still hanging around! I just love seeing the sidewalks again, and any moment now you'll hear that "ping" of the R-MC baseball team in the batting cage. Spring must surely be right around the corner. We just have to get through March, and we'll be golden.

You should sign up right now for the Railroad Run 10K if you haven't done so already! This year's race will be held on Saturday, April 10th and will host the Second Annual Green Fair that was so much fun last year. The race begins at the Hanover Arts and Activities Center, as usual, but will follow a new and improved course through our picturesque town. Sign up on-line at http://www.hanoverarts.org/.

There's lots of interesting things coming to our sweet college in the next few weeks. Award winning actress and playwright Gene Glave will present her one woman show "Mammalogues" on Sunday, March 14th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 for the public and free to Randolph Macon students with RMC ID and will be available at Homemades by Suzanne, Cross Brothers Grocery in Ashland and at the R-MC Bookstore.or more information call: 798-6556.

The Central VA Masterworks Chorale invites you to the 3rd annual Bal de Chorale, Sunday, March 21, 2010, beginning at 6:00 pm. Celebrate the arrival of Spring as you enjoy hors d'oeuvres, wine, raffles, and a live music auction. The Bal will be held at the Hanover Arts and Activities Center, 500 South Center Street, Ashland. Tickets are $55 in advance, $75 at the door. For tickets or more information, please call 804-368-7276.

Happy Birthday to Kathy Abbott who celebrated her birthday last week, and some loud cheers to Rodney Bardwell & Jackson Proffitt who will both open a few presents this weekend.

The Hanover Idol Competition took place this past weekend and exhibited some of our amazing talent here in Hanover County. The winner of the Hanover Junior Idol was Abram Dean Lunsford, and Runner Up was Faith Gitchell. The winner of the Hanover Idol was Ammie Mines-Derricott and the co-runners up were Kristen Wilson & Jamie Flanagan. Congratulations to everyone who competed! Stay tuned for the first public appearance of these winners!

And a Happy Belated Birthday to Dr. Patricia Cook! You may have seen Dr. Cook's traveling party on their scavenger hunt around Ashland this past weekend; I think everyone had a good time.

We've almost done it. We've almost gotten through this winter from 1915. February is just about out the door, and March is blowing our way. I hope that our patience and sacrifice during this snow will ensure us an easy spring. I'd like lots of daffodils and some baby frogs to sing me to sleep at night, please. Call or email me with your Ashland news: 310-5320, ashlandnews@gmail.com. Have a great week!

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